New trend among area burglars

New trend among area burglars

Amarillo, TX - Burglars are now gaining access to your home with a push of a button.

There's a new growing trend happening in neighborhoods in our area.

Amarillo Police say this is the beginning stages of what could be a major problem.

Thieves are taking garage remote controls from vehicles parked outside in order to open the garage and then go inside the home.

We're told as soon as burglars learn of a new crime, they're going to share it with others.

This problem is being seen here as well as across the nation.

Within the last few days, several residents have fallen victim.

Local police are urging everyone to be on guard.

"So we're telling people, take your garage door openers in your house with you or park your car in the house with the garage door opener. You know, even if you're out shopping it's also a good time to take that thing in with you," says Cpl. Sean Slover, Amarillo Crime Stoppers.

Residents can also install a private keypad outside of the garage to help deter burglars.

A&H Overhead Doors tells us this is one of the best things to do to keep safe and it costs anywhere from $50 to $70.

If you have fallen victim to this crime, you're asked to make a report to the Amarillo Police Department at 806-378-3038.